Since the theme of the collection is "go bananas" the 8th grade Leadership Council at our school decided to go with the banana theme. The homeroom that collects the most cell phones at each grade level will get the chance to throw a banana cream pie in their teacher's face. The Leadership Council students created a backdrop with gorillas and bananas on it and the teachers will stick their heads through it. During their recess time students will meet in the gym and watch their teachers get pies thrown at them.
This Challenge was aimed at educating the school and community on the importance of recycling cell phones to reduce the need to mine Coltan. We put flyers around the school, set up a photo booth to take pictures with a Gorilla & Banana and encouraging everyone to bring their cell phones for recycling. The kids were asked to post their pictures on Facebook and collect cell phones, ear buds, and chargers. We competed through homeroom for a Banana party (with cake/ bananas and danced Gagnam style for the video). Six other elementary schools helped us. Overall, this project was educational and fun.
Collected: 300 submitted 39 pending.